During World War I, this loyal and courageous dog
carried messages across enemy lines and rescued the wounded. As a result
of his bravery, the breed was nearly wiped out by the end of WWI.
Standing not more than 27.5 inches
the shoulder, the Bouvier is a strong, powerfully built, rugged dog with a
thick, harsh, double-coat. His coat ranges from fawn to black and requires
Bouvier is alert, responsive, agile, and spirited. He projects a calm and
steady manner and loves the company of people. The Bouvier makes an
excellent guard and watch dog as he is very protective of his family.
Although he makes a gentle companion for children, especially when
socialized early, he may be intolerant of children outside the family.
An intelligent dog, the Bouvier needs
lots of space and prefers to be put to work. He needs a firm, strong
leader and plenty of exercise. He does best in a rural environment. Due to his size, he is not suited to
cramped quarters and should have a fenced backyard.